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Lovers Electric’s new single Could This Be. It could?

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By Kira Heuer in Video on Wednesday 7 October 2009

Life is filled with many hidden delights that keep us warm on those days when the world seems confused and expended. One of my favorite delights is finding that new song that you play over and over again. Repeat, repeat, dancing around in your room, acting a complete fool and enjoying every moment of it. […]

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Miso and Ghostpatrol’s inspiring street art

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By Kira Heuer in Video on Wednesday 23 September 2009

Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. When I read about historical icons I tend to glamorize them. Their lives seemed so vividly validated, pioneers creating new ground, having the courage to speak an alternative language full of questions and tinged adversity. Mark Twain’s quote, ‘I have never let my schooling interfere […]

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We Are Coo

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By Kira Heuer in Cool Websites on Thursday 27 August 2009

Los Angeles sister communicates with New York sister — texts, e-mails, conference calls, BBMs, IMs, Skype — using divine imagery to inspire a thought, memory or whatever resonates with the moment in time. Surging their way into our purpose-filled lives, this site offers a refreshing delight. A conversation without words could be considered a lost […]

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Artfarm, where all tattooed pigs live

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By Kira Heuer in New Trends on Monday 15 June 2009

I wonder if these piggies understand what is going on? They’re a part of Artfarm, a collective of swine and tattoo ink. The Belgian artist Wim Delvoye worked with The Foundation Cartier on this recent project. Hmmm, it seems more like Artharm. Or should that be Artham?

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Say Hello To My Little Friends

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By Kira Heuer in New Illustration on Wednesday 27 May 2009

Finding inspiration from his childhood doodles, artist Loren Kreiss brings his new solo show Say Hello to My Little Friends to New York’s Fuller Building on May 28. I not only want to say Hello, I want to meet these evolved beasts. I treasure the moment when I see the direct relationship between artist and […]

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Chunk streetwear

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By Kira Heuer in New Fashion on Wednesday 27 May 2009

In 2007, a group of New York boys brought bike polo over to London’s Brick Lane and it’s been taking a life of its own ever since. Historically, this hardcourt sport began in 1891 and even got a start at the 1908 Olympics. As it re-emerges onto the scene, Chunk, a London-based street wear label drives the sport forward with their line of wear, as well as sponsoring the 2009 European Bike Polo Championship, and the London based team, BRBPC. History meets innovation, preppy meets urban.

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Conquer Gear t shirt designs

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By Kira Heuer in New Design on Monday 25 May 2009

Heavily influenced by music and film, the design team at Conquer Gear showcases their tees not as clothes, but indubitably as limited edition art pieces. That said, I wonder what film or music piece inspired Mr. Owl picture t shirt [below]? Led Zeppelin came to mind, but then so did Joni Mitchell!. As for film inspirations, Clockwork Orange, Lord of the Rings and Out of Africa. Hmmm, maybe I’m not so good at this afterall.

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Zadig and Voltaire’s Tome I La Pureté

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By Kira Heuer in New Products on Wednesday 6 May 2009

I always knew it was going to be a good day when I woke up to the aroma of maple syrup and the tunes of Fleetwood Mac. Happy times in the kitchen with Dad were to follow. Bringing his mastery to the pancake world, he would whip up shapes of Micky Mouse, hearts, and even spell out my name. No matter where I am, when a get a whiff of that candied smell of enchantment, I smile in memory of Papa’s Pancakes and a time of pure innocence. Alas, a new smell arrived under my nose the other day. It was one that exuded the mystery of a place far from earth, mixed with milky blends to bring you a genuine sense of comfort.

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Francesco D’Isa

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By Kira Heuer in New Illustration on Tuesday 5 May 2009

Francesco D’Isa studied philosophy at Università degli Studi di Firenze and has a deep passion for porn, calling himself a ‘pornpope’ after, of course, ‘artist’ and ‘curator’ on his Facebook profile. When I came across his work, I thought it was a combination of Frida Kahlo and Gustav Klimt, if the two legends spent an […]

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Zizek

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By Kira Heuer in New Trends on Tuesday 14 April 2009

There’s a new rhythm rumbling around the world called Zizek and it’s calling a very eclectic crowd to its tribe. From cowboy wearing Texans to Colombian beauties, it’s representing an international language, where the deep pumping sounds remind us that there is fire within us all. It’s raw and alive.

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Natasha Law’s illustrated ladies

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By Kira Heuer in New Art on Monday 13 April 2009

Body and movement have always been an interesting subject matter to me. Body language can speak such an intimate, potent language. Using gestures of form, a person can share what lies underneath their exterior and in one small movement you have the power to make someone feel at ease or a tiny twitch can be cause for an offensive type of energy, shooing a person away. I feel deeply for the body language in Natasha Law’s ladies.

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Mover ski wear

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By Kira Heuer in New Fashion on Monday 13 April 2009

I’ve been completely deprived this snow season. Trips this year seem to be passing me by and my only relationship to the flurry is dinner with friends who have just arrived back from Whistler, Verbier, and Mammoth. Showing off their iPhone picture albums, I respond cheerfully, all the while wondering how dusty my skis and snowboard are, and if my snow clothes are collecting mold at this point. But all hope is not lost. I recently came across Mover and it has become the perfect compromise: ‘If I’m not able to see the snow this time around, next year I’ll treat myself to a fantastic trip and be back fully equipped with ALL the Mover products. ‘Dressed head to glove, I’ll swish down the slopes, just me, the powder and Mover goodies!’

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JT Handbags

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By Kira Heuer in New Fashion on Thursday 26 March 2009

Lucy and Ricky, Abbot and Costello, Gilbert and Sullivan, the list goes on. We can now add Jeffrey and Tony of JT Handbags to the previous significant artists of their time. After collaborations with Giorgio Armani Privé, Swarovski, Derek Lam, Juicy Couture, and others, the boys launched their own handbag line in 2007. Draped in […]

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Maria Holmer Dahlgren’s London-themed dishcloths

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By Kira Heuer in New Design on Thursday 26 March 2009

Swedish graphic designer Maria Holmer Dahlgren comes to the hot plate with her new London inspired dishcloths. Made with vegetable dye and natural cellulose, they even adhere to the Eco God’s request for compostable goods. Raining Cats and Dogs seem to be an appropriate theme for London-town. Living here, one does become all too familiar with […]

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Kitty Wigs

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By Kira Heuer in New Products on Thursday 19 March 2009

This is just what everyone has been missing in their lives: wigs for their Kitty Cats. I immediately ran down my list of friends who have cats, creating a scenario that involved my lady friends inviting me over for afternoon tea while Kasha, the master cat, Kiki, the chic Siamese wonder, Honey, the little darling, […]

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